Bicycles: Hire Services

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th January 2018.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the health benefits created by a bike-share scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government recognises that cycling has significant health benefits, and the Department for Transport will continue to work with the Department for Health and Social Care and other Government Departments to achieve the aims and ambitions of the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. Most recently I met with the Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and the Chief Executive of Public Health England on 9 January to discuss opportunities for joint working.

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